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Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Phainopepla nitens
Arkansas, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Colorado, Global, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mexico, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North America, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, United States, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Phainopepla is a striking bird, 16–20 cm long with a noticeable crest and a long tail; it is slender, and has an upright posture when it perches. Its bill is short and slender. The male is glossy black, and has a white wing patch that is visible when it flies; the female is plain gray and has a lighter gray wing patch. Both sexes have red eyes, but these are more noticeable in the female than the male. ...
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